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Rapid dissemination of colistin and carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in Central Greece: mechanisms of resistance, molecular identification and epidemiological data

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, December 2015
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Title
Rapid dissemination of colistin and carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in Central Greece: mechanisms of resistance, molecular identification and epidemiological data
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BMC Infectious Diseases, December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12879-015-1297-x
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Authors

O. Oikonomou, S. Sarrou, C. C. Papagiannitsis, S. Georgiadou, K. Mantzarlis, E. Zakynthinos, G. N. Dalekos, E. Petinaki

Abstract

Colistin-resistant/carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii is a significant challenge for antibiotic treatment and infection control policies. Since 2012, in Central Greece an increase of colistin/pan- resistant A. baumannii has occurred, indicating the need for further analysis. A total of 86 colistin-resistant/carbapenem-resistant out of 1228 A. baumannii clinical isolates, consecutively collected between 2012 and 2014 in a tertiary Greek hospital of Central Greece, as well as one environmental isolate from surveillance cultures were studied. Molecular typing and mechanisms of resistance to colistin and to carbapenems were assessed, whereas, epidemiological and clinical data of the patients were reviewed. During the study period, the rate of colistin resistance gradually increased and reached 21.1 % in 2014. All colistin-resistant/carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii belonged to 3LST ST101 clone that corresponds to the international clonal lineage II. Carbapenem resistance was associated with the presence of bla oxa-23-like, while resistance to colistin probably correlated with G54E and R109H amino acid substitutions in PmrA and PmrC, respectively. Epidemiological data of the patients indicated that the first detection of colistin-resistant/carbapenem-resistant ST101 clone in the University Hospital of Larissa (UHL) was associated with a patient who previously had received colistin, while, the movement of the infected patients into the hospital probably resulted to its spread.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 2%
Malaysia 1 2%
Fiji 1 2%
Unknown 50 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 21%
Student > Master 10 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 15%
Unspecified 6 11%
Professor 4 8%
Other 14 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 30%
Unspecified 10 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 15%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 9%
Other 6 11%

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#2,380,264
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#18
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